Images above are from Hollywood Style; photography © Tim Street-Porter, Rizzoli New York, 2004.
Peter Dunham's terrace couldn't be more perfectly outfitted for the weeks ahead, when the weather is still steamy but we are ready for the spicier colors of fall. His chaises-longues are vintage Kreiss Collection, covered of course in his signature Indian prints, and the bar is draped with a vintage suzani.
I've said it before, but it's worth repeating: Hollywood Style, by Diane Dorrans Saeks, is a surprisingly good resource. For a long time I passed over this one because I assumed it focused on movie stars. But the emphasis is on L.A.'s top designers, with a few landmark residences such as Tony Duquette's Dawnridge and Frank Lloyd Wright's La Miniatura in the mix. Saeks highlights the full range of L.A. style, from layered classics to the sleekest modern houses, disproving the myth that L.A. has no design legacy.